It has been a week of adjustments to many around us. To help patients receive medical care without having to travel to a healthcare facility, Medicare and many commercial payers announced this week they lifted geographical restrictions and are paying for telehealth services in all areas of the country and in all settings, for the duration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. CMS telehealth visits are paid at the same rate as regular, in-person visits (CPT codes 99201-99215).
Prior to this temporary telehealth expansion, CMS made several changes to improve access to virtual care. In 2019 and 2020, Medicare started making payment for many other telemedicine services.
With the HIPAA-compliant Premium TeleVisit Tool included in your premium subscription, you can instantly see your patients, discuss cases with your colleagues remotely and meet CMS billing requirements for telemedicine services relevant to wound care.
We've put together the guide below to help jump-start or expand telemedicine in your practice. For a personalized approach, contact us (included in your subscription).